Community Activities

Community Activities

Brough Agricultural Show



The show is traditionally held on the 3rd Thursday of August. Go to or contact Colin Edney 017683 42073 e-mail: for more information.

Brough Castle
Built on the site of a Roman Fort, the castle has undergone many changes since it was built in around 1090 by King William II. It is under the care of English Heritage and is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Brough Church - St. Michael's
Twice monthly a service of Holy Communion is held at the church. On two Sundays a month there is an Evening Service with support from the Vineyard Church. Twice monthly there is a family friendly service at the church hall.

Brough Community Primary School
This is a typical rural village school catering for just over 80 pupils from four to eleven years. The school is accredited as a Healthy School. For more information see: or telephone the head teacher Mrs Lesley Whittle on (017683) 41284.

Brough Medical Practice:
This is open on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8.30am and 6.30pm. On Tuesdays and Fridays it is open from 8.30am to 1pm and is closed on Thursdays but appointments can be made at Kirkby Stephen. Tel. (017683) 41294.

Brough Memorial Hall
This can be booked by contacting the Secretary, Jackie Featherstone, on (017683) 41033.

Brough Pre-School
A new purpose-built nursery opened in April 2009 near the primary school. It is open to children aged 2-4 years and children are able to receive the free nursery entitlement in the Pre-School. The last Ofsted report said the Pre-School was 'good with outstanding aspects.' For more information telephone 07989 234565.

Brough Toddler Group
This group meets every Wednesday between 9am and 11.30am in the Brough Memorial Hall during school term time. The group is for children from birth to starting school (four years). It is a good place to meet other parents, grandparents, family and carers. The children have a great time playing with all the toys and doing activities.

Brough and Stainmore Art Group:
The Art Group meets every Thursday morning between 9.30am and 12.00pm, at St Michael’s Hall, Church Brough.
Please contact: Catherine Thompson (Secretary) tel. (017683) 42858 or Karen Horn, tel. (017683) 42633 or see:

The Art Group has been preparing for the spring and the year ahead. Changes have had to be made as the Group continues to grow in size, and yet two of its leading members are planning to move house! Duties have been shared among members, and the Group is aiming to continue to maintain the high standards set by the outgoing members.

The Art Group continues to meet on Thursday mornings between 9.30 and 12 noon at St Michael’s Hall, Church Brough. New members are always welcome, enthusiasm more important than experience.

A full programme of events is planned for and by Group members. Most recent was a watercolour workshop led by local artist Diane Gainey. Diane owns and runs Viridian Gallery, in Keswick, whilst also exhibiting in many galleries throughout the country.

Brough Farmers' Market:


The Farmers' Market is held on the third Saturday of every month, in the Memorial Hall in Brough. For more information, telephone (017683) 42135 or see


Chofhs Youth Group:
Offers drop in sessions in the Cornerstones Centre, Brough, on Mondays. The centre is open at 3.45pm for young people aged 11-16 years who can pop in as they get off the school bus for refreshments and games. On Fridays between 7.30 and 9pm Chofhs runs a themed night with planned activities listed in the Cornerstone Centre.

Holiday Club :
This summer holiday club is offered to children aged from 4 to 12 years. Two hour sessions are held for a week in July which are free and full of activity. For more information telephone (017683) 42411.

Jubilee Orchard:
Everyone is invited to help create an Orchard to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in March this year.
The Orchard will be a place where the fruit is grown by, and for local people. It will provide not only fruit to share but also a place to enjoy with friends and family for future generations.
The idea is that we get together and plant heritage varieties of fruit trees. This is our opportunity to help save some of the old varieties, especially those that have been grown in Cumbria for hundreds of years.
Brough Parish Council has kindly provided some land on which we can create our Orchard.
In June we can get together to plant them and create the Orchard. Please contact Jackie on 017683 41033 for more information.

Messy Church :
Once each term Messy Church is held in Brough. On Saturday morning families meet together to sing, play games, eat together and take part in numberous sticky, messy and often edible craft activities, themed from a Bible story. For more information telephone (017683) 42411.

Pennine Young Farmers Club:
Pennine YFC meets each Tuesday night at 7.30pm from September to May. We currently have about 50 members ranging from the age of 10 to 26. We usually meet at Winton village hall and often have trips away bowling, ice skating or have guest speakers who come to us to explain what they do. We also have games nights, First Aid nights and have been known to do a spot of line dancing! Contact details: Chairman – James Hayllar - 07970014981 or Secretary – Megan Robinson - 07837330045

Play Area:
There is an new area set aside for children to mix and play in Croft Close. Slides, climbing frames and interactive play toys are available for toddlers and supervised children throughout the day.

Post Office:
This is at the Cornerstone Centre as is open Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 1pm and Thursday from 1-5pm.

Public Transport:
There are buses to Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh run by the Western Dales bus service.

Refuse collection and recycling:
The collection day is Wednesday and the recycling centre is situated at the Grand Prix Club.

Women's Institute, Brough and Stainmore:
Meets 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month in the schoolroom at the rear of Brough Methodist Church.

The Way:
A local monthly publication representing the views, opinions and events relating to local people. We welcome contributions from anyone who has anything to say to the community at large. Contact

Upper Eden Community First Responders:

Community First Responders are members of the general public - volunteers who give their time freely to help save lives in their community. Trained in CPR, the use of Heart Defibrillators [AEDs], Oxygen Therapy and the treatment and control of a wide range of potentially life threatening conditions, First Responders provide support to the North West Ambulance Service by attending 999 calls until the arrival of an Ambulance.

For more information go to

Women's Institute, Brough and Stainmore:
Meets 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month in the schoolroom at the rear of Brough Methodist Church.

Women's Royal British Legion:
Meets at 2.00pm on first Monday of the month at Swanson House

Upper Eden Events:

Upper Eden Events has been developed to enable anybody in the Upper Eden area to run an event.Their first event was a Roman Day at Brough Castle - attracting over 1100 visitors [see picture]. The Roman Day was held on the last weekend of July. For more information contact Upper Eden Community Plan Project Officer Libby Bateman on 07759665233 or email:

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